Travelling with pets? Here are some tips on keeping them safe

Now that spring is here, it’s time to start planning those summer road trips. If you’re like me, not only do you have to plan your vacation around your children, you also need to think about your pets.

Many families will try to find a pet sitter and avoid bringing their pets on a trip altogether. However, travelling with your pets is possible. The Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre (PEAC) in Newmarket provides some tips on keeping your pets happy on a trip.

It’s important to remember that every animal is different and has unique personalities. For example, some dogs love riding in the car while others would rather stay indoors. Remember, the dream vacation for your pet may differ from yours.

However, let’s assume that your pet loves the outdoors and is willing to hit the open road. Make sure to pack for your pet like you would for your children. Bring lots of food, as well as their dishes, toys, leashes and bedding.

Travelling by car? Make sure to keep your pet behind the driver. This will reduce distracted driving. PetSmart and other stores offer special harnesses for dogs that attach to the seatbelt for extra safety.

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Jeremy Diamond

Jeremy Diamond was called to the Bar in 2008 and practices in the areas of Plaintiff personal injury litigation in Toronto.In addition, Jeremy was called to the State Bar of Florida in 2002. Since then, he has practiced as a personal injury attorney in both Florida and in Ontario.Prior to being called, Jeremy obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University in 1995 with a special interest in psychology. Thereafter, in 2001 he received his Juris Doctoris at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and also attended Osgoode Hall Law School.Jeremy has been working for the firm in different capacities since 1996 and is well versed in all areas of personal injury law. He has significant experience in helping clients with claims for motor vehicle accidents, occupiers liability matters, and representation of insured persons in first party accident benefit claims.

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